Sunday, 17 March 2013

Testing, Testing ...are you all still there?

Well hello folks, it's been a while hasn't it?
This is the longest I have gone without blogging since my blog started and I'm missing it.  Life has been getting in the way somewhat and with the discovery of Instagram it seems I'm getting my crafty fix over there.

I've mentioned it before but I have a bad back, it's been bad on and off for 18 years now but this last few months its been very sore and I am struggling with it at the minute.  The result of this is that the most I can manage to create revolves around crochet. Crochet requires no special position or extra equipment and when I find my least painful position on the couch I can crochet to my hearts content!
 My little crochet basket is a permanent feature on my sofa!

I started this in August last year and had hoped to complete it by the end of the year, seven months later it's finally done. It is lap size and nice to cosy under when watching the TV. 


I've joined a crochet-along on Instagram and Ravelry hosted by SewCanny and I hope to create enough 6" squares to add to my pile of WIP 6" and 12" squares to hopefully create another blanket, these are my latest efforts, on a pink and grey theme.
I've been inspired to make a crochet hottie cover by Lynda and Vanessa.  Following the pattern on Vanessa's beautiful blog I made this, if you can crochet it was very simple to make and will hopefully be well received.
Unfortunately it is still cold enough to need a hot water bottle!

Thinking forward to Spring and Easter I made a little Easter Bunny following this lovely pattern.
 Scary?
 Then cute.
 I love her little tail.

Well that's it from me for now. I promise not to leave it too long next time.  I have so many blogs to catch up on it will take me forever but I will try!

p.s. heartfelt thanks to the ladies who contacted me asking if everything was ok as it was so long since I blogged, you know who you are xxx

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22 comments:

Jille said...

We'd never leave you! Sorry to hear that your back is still not good. Loving the crochet, the colours that you have chosen are gorgeous! Beginning to doubt my own choice of colours now. Jille xx

Connie said...

Your crocheted lap rob is incredibly lovely. The pattern and the colors, not to mention your marvelous needle work. Simply beautiful!!!
You are one talented gal.
Happy St. Patty's Day.
Your blogging sister, Connie :)

jill said...

Your little blanket is lovely such pretty colours you have used.I wish I could crochet my grandma showed me many times but I have never got the hang of it.Hope your back is feeling better again soon,I have back problems and my hubby has had 3 ops on his so I know what you are going thro,take it easy and look sfter yourself.Love Jill xx

LaaLaa said...

I love the little bunny! So cute xx

thriftwood said...

Hello Kandi! Found you via Instagram, what a lovely blog, going to have a bit of a browse now ...

Love Claire xxx (Thriftwood114)

Sue Vaughan said...

Loving all your makes. Sorry to hear your back is bad, hopefully you will be on the mend soon. Sue x

Tracy said...

Hi Lisa sorry to hear that your back is causing you problems but its lovely to see your crochet is keeping you busy and same!!

Wendy said...

Nice to have you back, but sorry to hear about your back.

Some gorgeous makes, the blanket is just beautiful!

I love that bunny, I bookmarked the pattern ages ago but have yet to get round to making it.

Dana said...

Gorgeous crochet blanket, and the hottie... and the easter bunny, I need to learn to crochet, I really do :-), and tips for a noob?, like, where to start? you've inspired me :-)

Dinki Dots said...

Beautiful makes! All so lovely!
Glad to have you back, have missed your posts.
Maria x

Plain Jane said...

So sorry to hear your back has been bad - I know how frustrating it can be when your movements are restricted but look at how many crochet projects you've achieved! Loving the Bunny x Jane

Ali said...

Hope you are ok - nothing worse than a bad back :-( Your crochet is fab loving the bunny too - take care xxx

simplyvintage said...

Of course we're still here and it's great to hear from you. Hope there is some improvement on the back soon, I too suffer from frequent back pain and it can be a devil to get comfy. Beautiful crochet makes, love the lap blanket and rabbit. Take care. xxx

Josie-Mary said...

Sorry to hear about your back but loving your crochet makes :) x

Country Rabbit said...

such beautiful crochet, love that blanket ~ im still so basic with crochet i'd love one day to get the hang of it ;0)x

Vix said...

I'm hardly surprised you've time for blogging. Your creations are utterly gorgeous! x

carrad said...

Lovely to "see" you again. I went sometime without blogging and it was a shame to see some of my followers had dropped off. I missed it too. Your crochet is fabulous! Hope the back improves xxx

Debbie Spencer said...

Gorgeous hooky goodness! I love the bunny, I`m going to make my two them for Easter.
Dx

Peonies and Pennies said...

Oh we are still here following you. That rabbit is so cute. xx

Amanda Pidgeon said...

Adorable, I really love your colour choices and your work is beautiful xx

thesnailgarden said...

Hope your back is getting better each day. Lovely crochet - amazing blanket and cute bunny. Best wishes, Pj x

Indigo Blue said...

I love the little corchet animals. I am struglling to crochet a handle for the granny square bag I have made so I am in awe of you being able to crochet something so tiny!!
xx